New scans today and this time from from Hello (UK) – March 2017.
I’m so eager to get to watch this movie. And I’m so happy it has got such good reviews so far, but more importantly that people who was affected by these horrible times feels like it give a authentic view on their struggle.
When the film was seen by those who survived, they shared that the movie depicts the real struggle that they have experienced. Two million people were killed within the period of four years. One survivor said that it was like her acting her real experiences in the movie. The pain was again felt and the horror came back to life.
Angelina Jolie used to visit Cambodia and she felt compassion for the people. In fact, her eldest son Maddox Jolie-Pitt is a Cambodian. He was one of the executive producers as the credits say in the movie. According to Metro, his work in the film was his first ever real job. Jolie said that his son was very interested in the project. He became a hands-on crew of the production team.
Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” is a must-see movie, a heartbreaking account of the extent of man’s cruelty but also a story of heroism and human strength.
Source: Travelers Today
Someone finally uploaded a video from the ‘Good Morning America interview (Aired February 21). Here she mentions the divorce and is the source of all the articles posted online lately with Angelina’s quotes. To handle such attention for something so private, she is so professional and honest at the same time.
Here is some scans from the magazine People – March 6, 2017, enjoy!
Angelina was on Good Morning America on February 21st promoting “First They Killed My Father” and I can unfortunately not watch this because I don’t live in the US. You can watch the interview here and for us others we will ahve to wait for someone to hopefully upload it to YouTube 🙂
Some quotes from the interview:
Angelina Jolie says she still believes Brad Pitt is a wonderful father and their family “will be stronger” following their divorce.
The actress spoke on US television about her high-profile split from Pitt, from whom she filed for divorce in September after two years of marriage.
She told Good Morning America: “We are focusing on the health of our family. And so we will be (healthier).
‘We will be stronger when we come out of this, because that’s what we’re determined to do as a family.”
Asked if she still believed Pitt was a “wonderful father”, as she had once described him, she replied: “Of course. We will always be a family.
Source: The Independent
New video interview by the BBC World News with Angelina talking about her upcoming movie, a bit about life and the Cambodia – a country she loves!
Angelina Jolie has spoken about how Cambodia was her “awakening”, as she premiered her new film in the country.
The actress was speaking exclusively to the BBC before the screening of First They Killed My Father, a true-life account of the Khmer Rouge genocide through the eyes of a child.
She said she hoped the film, which she directed, would help Cambodians to speak more openly about the trauma of the period.
One more post from People Magazine and now also with a video from the Cambodia premiere of
First They Killed My Father.
Angelina Jolie‘s long-awaited Cambodian film premiere was a family affair.
The actress was joined by her children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 — at the world premiere of her passion project, First They Killed My Father in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Her sons Maddox, who was born in Cambodia, and Pax were both involved in the film’s production.
Presented at the Terrace of the Elephant in the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex, the film was screened to both Hollywood and Cambodian royalty, as the country’s King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk were in attendance, along with a host of senior government officials. Jolie and her family posed for a photo with the royal family at the premiere.
First appearance with Angie for a long time! She attended the premiere and press conference today February 18, for her film First They Killed My Father in Siem Reap, Cambodia. She was there with her kids and they all looked so happy!
Angelina Jolie is back in the spotlight.
The actress stepped out for a press conference ahead of the Cambodia premiere of her new film First They Killed My Father on Saturday in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The film will be presented in the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex. Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni, Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and senior government officials are expected to attend.
This marks the 41-year-old Oscar winner’s first public appearance since she filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in September 2016. She visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan on Sept. 9, where she urged United Nations leaders to find an end to the Syrian conflict.
During the press conference for the film, Jolie said she thinks of Cambodia “like a second home,” adding, “Maddox is happy to be back in his country.”
First They Killed My Father is based on the autobiography of the same name by Cambodian human-rights activist Loung Ung, a friend of Jolie’s. The memoir tells the true story of the devastation inflicted on Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge communist party in the 1970s.
“I read Loung’s book many years ago,” Jolie said. “It helped to open my eyes to what was going on the world.”
She added, “I wanted to tell the story to through the eyes of the child’s point of view, the love of a family, to show the beauty of the country and understand what Maddox’s parents may have gone through.”
More than two million people, out of a total population of seven million, were killed during the purge, including Ung’s father, mother and two sisters. “The heart of it is Loung’s story, it’s the story of a war through the eyes of a child, but it is also the story of a country,” Jolie said in a promotional clip for the film.
In order to create an accurate portrait of the war, Jolie insisted on using only Cambodian actors, and the language spoken throughout is their native Khmer. The actors themselves are the survivors and children of the survivors of the genocide. Jolie, Ung and the producers hoped the experience of making the film would be cathartic for those who participated.
Jolie fell in love with Cambodia after filming Tomb Raider in 2000. Not long after she was finished with production, she returned to the country as a volunteer for the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, for which she is now a special envoy. In 2002, Jolie adopted her first child, Maddox, from a Battambang orphanage.
And it was Maddox who, after years of putting it off, convinced Jolie and Ung to make the film. “He was the one who just called it and said he was ready and that he wanted to work on it, which he did. He read the script, helped with notes, and was in the production meetings,” Jolie recently told The Guardian.
Jolie’s second-oldest son, Pax, was also involved in the production. In 2015, Jolie told People, “Pax is doing a lot of the stills,” adding, “The whole movie is from a child’s point of view.”
During the presser, Jolie made it a point to emphasize that the public does not hear the stories of all of the girls and boys who are going through the same thing today as Loung Ung did in the 1970s, noting, “Her story is universal.”
“I’m deeply honored to have had the chance to work on the film,” Jolie said. “I hope it reminds everyone that there are little Loungs all around the world today.”
First They Killed My Father will be released globally via Netflix later this year.
Read a Q&A with Anthony Dod Mantle, the director of photography First They Killed My Father at Phnompenh Post. He mentions working with Angelina and other details about working on the project.
Q: You’ve worked on several major films before. How was this experience different?
A: When you get dropped out of an airplane in the middle of a rice paddy in Cambodia three days before shooting commences – yes, it was different. I’m used to doing bigger films, and I consider this one in a way a “big-small film” or a “small-big film”. I began shooting the film on the first day with three or four hundred background actors on day one, [while] getting to know Angelina, who I didn’t know, and getting to know a whole crew who I didn’t know. I found her [to be] very much a sister, [and] I felt artistically very close to her.